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Caplinger supporters speak at city meeting
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Gary Durham was among those who spoke up for Caplinger
Supporters of former Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger again attended Monday night’s meeting of mayor and board of aldermen, with several people taking the opportunity to speak their minds before a due process hearing Friday at 10 a.m. Though the public may attend the hearing, there will be no open forum for public comment. The hearing will give Caplinger and his attorneys, Sarah Cripps and Brandon Cox, an opportunity to persuade a majority of the five aldermen to return him to his position as police chief after his termination by Mayor Jimmy Poss in March. Among the embattled former chief’s supporters were Gary Durham who told the board that he felt that the process used in firing Caplinger was faulty.